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“Bring your own towels and plenty of euros for beach access”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Acquario

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Hotel Acquario
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Marina di Vasto
Oakland, California
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“Bring your own towels and plenty of euros for beach access”
Reviewed 23 July 2013

At check-in we were not happy to be told that beach access and towels would be 48 euros per day for our family of 4, since we booked online and were paying just 170 euros per night for our room. I didn't recall seeing any mention of a beach access charge on the Hotel Acquario website. So we skipped the beach and went to a fantastic nearby waterpark called AquaLand. At checkout, we were surprised to find a 20 euro charge for towels. The front desk clerk was not friendly and proceeded to tell us the towel charge was for the room towels we brought to the pool. On the plus side - breakfasts were great, their pool and patio was nice and pleasant - improving their front desk clerk customer service would greatly improve guests overall experience.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Cleanliness
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

As a three-generation family we have stayed a couple of times at this hotel. It is mainly patronised by Italian guests and is largely undiscovered by British holidaymakers. It is comfortable, friendly and well located. Marina di Vasto is a pleasant resort with a lovely beach and the main town of Vasto, just a couple of miles away, is a gem. The Acquario has a beautiful garden and swimming pool and the beach is a short stroll away with no need to cross a road to access it. Accommodation is either in the main hotel building or in bungalows situated in the garden. The hotel provides beach facilities at extra charge. During the high summer there is good family entertainment provided by the "animation" team. Outside the high summer period the hotel is quiet apart from weddings and other events. The food is excellent especially during the peak time from mid-June to end-August. Drinks are inclusive with meals for half board and full board residents. This family owned hotel is well run, provides good value and I would highly recommend it.

Room Tip: The best balconies are on the first floor sea view rooms.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Acquario
Address: Loc. S. Tommaso, 66054 Marina di Vasto, Vasto, Italy
Region: Italy > Abruzzo > Province of Chieti > Vasto > Marina di Vasto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Marina di Vasto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Acquario 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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